Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Random Picture Filled Post!

This post may end up being rather random.

I am supposed to be sewing right now... but a late night migraine has struck.  It's not that bad (medicated), and I'm still pretty excited about my new week/migraine ratio since I've been watching what I eat.  It's nice to have figured something out.  We now know that there's something in candy and soda that triggers migraines for me.  It doesn't take very much.  I know that it's not sugar... because I could bake a ton of sugary treats and eat a ton of chocolate (not good for my diet) and be fine.  But a soda and a handful of skittles and insta-migraine.  The problem for me was that I usually kept a coke on hand because caffeine used to help my migraines... but that proved to be not good at all since now coke seems to be a big, big trigger.

The good news it that, since testing this theory out, I've gone from 3-4 migraines a week to right around 1 migraine a week.  And a decrease like that has me pretty happy right now.  I don't think they'll ever be completely gone, because they definitely seem to also be tied to my hormones, but this is a step in the right direction.

Anyways... Sadie is really into having her picture taken now.  And posing.  So here are a few of my favorites, with a running commentary:

A lot of twirling goes on around here.  Mae Bae twirls now too.  Life is a swirl of pink satin in our home.

Mae Bae is holding her favorite toy in this picture: it's a pink cooking mitt that I got in the dollar section of Target a few years ago.  She loves it and constantly wants me to wear it, and then pretend that it's a monster that's chasing her.

Just don't call those pigtails "pigtails."  They're "two ponytails."  Sigh.

A Mae Bae smile.

Another picture of Mae Bae with her oven mitt, which has somehow earned the nickname "Gillywompus."

This is around the point where she started saying: "Take my picture Momma!  Take my picture!" And then running over in between shots to look at them on my camera. 

I'm not really sure where she got all her little poses from!  She kept trying to look serious!

And then Daddy got home with a pizza!  Mae Bae loves pizza.

Maybe she was missing Gillywompus?

Daddy saves the day!


  1. So much cute that I feel like a dork just for hanging around... and I mean that in a good way.

    When I was in highschool, I always wanted sons, but now I think daughters would be just as fun, following your blog. Of course, that kind of attitude proves it isn't child-time just yet...

    With regard to headaches, see if there's a commonly-used artificial sweetener in the candies and soda you drink. It's probably either that, or one of the dyes used.

  2. There are a lot of things that can trigger migraines (mine are genetic unfortunately). I have a friend who discovered MSG to be the culprit, but caffeine is a big one. Cinnamon is one for me. Maybe it's the shell of the skittles or the dye. My brother had reactions to Red Dye. He also is a migraine sufferer.

    Since you have a vague idea of what it is, perhaps you should start a list of ingredients on the days that you get a migraine and see if there's one in particular.

    Sorry that you're having so much trouble with them. It seems that people who have dietary migraines get them the worse than those who are genetically disposed. Funny thing is though once you figure it out and avoid those foods, life is good. The rest of us, well, we can't do much about it.

  3. Hi Cam!

    My mom gets migraines, and she determined years ago that her trigger was aspertame, the artificial sweetener found in a lot of things, but for her, it was diet soda. Something to test out! Hope you feel better!


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